Talk About It
Posted on March 1, 2011 by Melissa
Read Psalm 32:1-5, reading verse 1 aloud.
Why is David happy in this psalm?
When have you felt the joy of confessing a sin and having God forgive it?
What do these verses teach you about God’s attitude when He forgives our sin?
According to this passage, how did David feel before he confessed his sin? Why?
What happened when he admitted his sin to God?
What sin do you need to acknowledge before God so you can experience this kind of joy?
David was joyous when he wrote this psalm, not because he’d gotten everything he wanted or everything seemed to be working out for his benefit. He was joyous because he had experienced the joy of God’s forgiveness. The weight of his sin had been almost unbearable. Just consider the phrases he used when he described how he felt when he was trapped in that sin. He groaned; his strength was drained. His sin was an unbearable burden, and when he admitted it to God, God took it all away. David was happy and joyous because he was free.
You can experience that freedom, too. Just confess your sin to God and let Him lift the weight. Do you know the joy of God’s forgiveness? What sins are keeping you from experiencing it? Tell Him. It’s worth it.
How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! —Psalm 32:1
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